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Ironman and former Coyote looking for home in offseason

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Former Arizona Coyote Phil Kessel is pursuing a continuance in his career this offseason. The unrestricted free-agent is in the midst of finding a fit for the 2023-24 season and is open to ending his ironman streak to do so.

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Kessel, a three-time Stanley Cup champion, is the only player in NHL history to have played in 1,000 games in a row with a current streak of 1,064 games. The 35-year-old has been seeing good minutes on the ice, averaging 15:32 minutes per game over the last three seasons.

Signing with the Vegas Golden Knights last season on a one-year contract, Kessel averaged 12:49 minutes on the ice – the lowest in his career.

Kessel played for the Coyotes from 2019-22 and brought in 42 goals, 91 assists and 133 points during his three-year tenure.

The young Coyotes team would highly benefit from the 17-year veteran presence of Kessel. After a 28-40-14 season for the Coyotes, the return of Kessler might be what Arizona needs.

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Taylyn Hadley is a sports and general assignment reporter for Burn City Sports. You can follow her on X via @TAYLYNH11.

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